Lamp shades are usually detached objects hovering far from light bulbs, which, in turn, were traditionally far too hot to have much of anything touching them.

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This bulb shade reflects a different approach to shading bulbs but also makes a statement about the nature of urban living and the evolving role of new technologies like 3D printing.

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From its designer, David Grass: “Just like the penguins in the Antarctic huddle to survive the extreme cold during the winter time also people have taken on huddling as a strategy for survival.”

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“The mega city, despite its many problems, seems to be our destined habitat now that resources are becoming scarce. It also hold the key to a sustainable future with its concentration of information, technology and talent.”

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The bulb cover has a pendant and floor lamp version. It is dubbed Huddle to emphasize its depiction of “high rise buildings huddling close together” and it is made to be “directly mounted on the LED bulb that is included” so that “the need for a fixture is ruled out.” His other fixtures likewise focus on timely and forward-thinking design strategies like flat packing and sustainability.